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Offline Tony

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« Reply #30 on: Sun, 11 December 2011, 23:07:02 »
Qwerty is 8% more left handed.
Dvorak is 14% more right-handed.
Colemak is 6% more right-handed.

Therefore, it is quite normal to feel cramps in right hands when switching to Colemak since you have to use right hand more than in Qwerty.

If you use Colemak, try to press backspace and space with left hand will balance the work between hands.
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« Reply #31 on: Mon, 12 December 2011, 08:39:19 »
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After trying pyro's translation I feel that this keyboard layout utilize the index finger and middle finger very much.


Some of the desired improvements that can be directly influenced by the model during layout optimization in carpalx include:

increasing hand-alternation or at least hand-balancing
reduction in same-finger typing
improve finger flow, such as finger rolling
increasing use of stronger typing fingers and reducing use of the pinky
limiting difficult stroke paths during typing, such as upward row progressions (e.g. nse)

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 12 December 2011, 23:06:02 »
I'd recommend going whole-hog on the new layout, but your one-key-at-a-time method may be the best if you're just trying it out.

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 12 December 2011, 23:52:21 »
Go one key at a time is a waste of time. Any keyboard layout can be learned in three weeks.
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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 00:39:30 »
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Go one key at a time is a waste of time. Any keyboard layout can be learned in three weeks.

Agreed.
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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 03:33:21 »

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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 11:24:12 »
3 weeks sure, but I'd argue that if you're a fast typist, it'll be more than three weeks and likely a few months before you reach your old high speeds. Either way, I'm still against switching one key at a time.

Weird question, do people tend to use just one of the Shift keys? I'm a lefty and I've only ever used my Left Shift. In a way, it feels like it helps balance out my Dvorak use.
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« Reply #37 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 16:36:19 »
Most people use the left shift key exclusively, few alternate (I do). Same goes for the spacebar, most people will use one thumb exclusively, leaving the other one completely without function.

I've been wondering if it would be better to learn a new layout one key at a time, like you do, so please report back on how long it took you to reach your old speed.

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 22 December 2011, 23:23:30 »
I use both shifts but only one thumb except when using my Kinesis then I use left thumb for space and right thumb for backspace.
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Re: QGMLWY keyboard layout
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 19 July 2013, 02:44:30 »
I tried QGMLWY, but immediately disliked such common letters as I and R being on the inside. On the Kinesis, I find the bottom row easier to hit than the inside index finger! The index and middle finger number row keys are also very easy to reach. I am currently leaning towards learning Colemak, but I wonder whether some highly customized endeavor might not suit me better...

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Re: QGMLWY keyboard layout
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 19 July 2013, 08:46:09 »
I tried QGMLWY, but immediately disliked such common letters as I and R being on the inside. On the Kinesis, I find the bottom row easier to hit than the inside index finger! The index and middle finger number row keys are also very easy to reach. I am currently leaning towards learning Colemak, but I wonder whether some highly customized endeavor might not suit me better...

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